Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [#27]


Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist.    Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air induces a strange, euphoric high, which only the island's workers--soulless clones like Elysia--are immune to. At first, Elysia's life is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne's human residents, who should want for nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that beneath the island's flawless exterior, there is an under-current of discontent among Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care--so why are overpowering sensations clouding Elysia's mind? 
If anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happiness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive. 
The first in a dazzlingly original science fiction series from best-selling author Rachel Cohn, "Beta "is a haunting, unforgettable story of courage and love in a corrupted world (goodreads).

Why I'm Waiting: 

While the synopsis seems a bit long, this book sounds super interesting! I'm loving the "robots/clones have feelings too" vibe from this!



6 comments:

  1. It really does sounds interesting. I haven't read much science fiction, but this one I will be reading. Here is my WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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    1. Oh and I figured out what was up with my links. I like to type up my link on word and copy/paste, come to find out, the blogs don't like the quotations marks from word, so it wasn't accepting them. How strange!

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    2. yay you figured it out!!! I'm all about dystopian clones right now so I'm pretty excited for this! :)

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  2. Love this cover! Found you via Bending the Spine :) New follower via GFC!

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  3. I have the ARC of this that I got at BEA this summer. I need to read it! It sounds so good. Thanks for stopping by my WOW. I'm a new follower through GFC.

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    1. Or not a new follower! Still a follower through GFC.

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